BCR Associates has continued its UK franchise expansion with the recruitment of two franchise owners.

The appointment of Andy Carless and Salim Sajid brings the total number of franchise owners in the BCR Associates network up to 18, representing a growth of over 250 per cent in just 12 months.

Andy Carless, from Warrington, and Salim Sajid, from Piddington, near Bicester, joined the business earlier this month. Carless, who has a solid background in account management within the mail industry, first considered franchising a few years ago and was attracted to the business cost reduction sector. A redundancy package provided the necessary finance for him to realise his aspirations and after initial research into the franchise opportunities within the sector, he was quickly attracted to the BCR Associates business model.

Sajid, a former chef who went on to enjoy a lucrative career building an established garden centre brand, was running a successful business development consultancy when he first came into contact with BCR Associates at a networking event. He was instantly impressed by the broad range of services incorporated within the company’s business cost reduction portfolio, as well as the BCR Associates refreshing brand persona.

Commenting on the new appointments, Phil Gaffer, Franchise Recruitment Manager, said: “We are delighted to welcome Andy and Salim as our newest franchise owners. While we certainly would never put a time pressure on anyone considering buying one of our franchises, in this case both candidates felt an immediate connection with the business opportunity and committed to joining the BCR Associates network within three months of coming into contact with the brand. Our recession proof model, unique proposition and innovative marketing have all played a pivotal role in their decision making, as has their positive experience of meeting the team at head office who represent such an integral part of BCR Associates’ success to date.”

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